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No Other Image - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing." (Exodus 20:4) There are several reasons why idolatry is forbidden. The most obvious it that the triune Creator is too great to attempt to visualize (Exodus 34:5-7). There is no thing or...
Thou Shalt Not - Article
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Henry Morris, Ph.D. - ... beneath, or that is in the water under the earth” (Exodus 20:4).Many secularists criticize Christianity as being a religion of negativism filled with prohibitions. In response, Christians often try to blunt this criticism by...
Tolerant Thyatira - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... second commandment and a clear violation of God's Word (Exodus 20:4-5). Those who were committing "adultery with her" (Revelation 2:22) had entered into "the depths of Satan" (Revelation 2:24). Whether this behavior...
Exodus 20:4
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... shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the...
Exodus 25:18: two cherubims - Study Note
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... not to “make unto thee any graven image” (Exodus 20:4). The key phrase is “unto thee,” meaning, “to make as an object of...
Exodus 20:4: any likeness - Study Note
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... any likeness. This commandment surely renders the common use of statues and paintings of angels, and even more so of the Lord Jesus, in churches, schools, and homes to be very questionable, if not clearly...
Exodus 20:4: make unto thee - Study Note
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... make unto thee. This is not a prohibition against pictures or statuary, in general, but only against an attempt to replace worship of the Creator with worship of His creation or some created thing in the creation (note Romans 1:21-25). When...
Culpable Passivity: The Failure of Going with the Flow - Article
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James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... 5:20-21. Interestingly, the prohibitions against idolatry in Exodus 20:4-5 include Hebrews verbs that are both active (qal), active-passive (hithpael), and passive (hophal). So idolatry can be committed actively or passively. In the...
Impact of the Empty Tomb
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... like old Pharaoh, they "hardened [their hearts]" (Exodus 8:15) yet again, and proceeded to do everything in their power to deny His resurrection and to prevent His followers from proclaiming it. They may once have thought Jesus was a...
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